Source: (1979) A policy statement adopted November 10th, 34p.

This policy statement calls on Christians to express a concern about injustices within the criminal justice system in the United States and for those who are victimized by them, and to seek changes that will produce and protect a state of justice in the administration of the criminal justice system. The criminal justice system suffers from the discriminatory nature of its processes, excessive and unfettered discretionary power, undue legalism, and insensitivity to and disregard for human and civil rights. Administration of criminal justice may tend more to perpetuate violence and conflict and engenders more disrespect than respect for law. Society must establish more equitable and just approaches to criminal justice. The criteria for such an approach is outlined.